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Hinderwell School c.1917

This image of Hinderwell School pupils with teachers came to us and all we know are that Vena and Joseph Tyerman of Holme Farm, Hinderwell feature in this image. But we felt you would like to see another older image of education; and also wondered can anybody assist with names?.
Image courtesy of Keith Bowers

Hinderwell School – 1920 – Group 5

This picture of Group 5 at the Council School  Hinderwell shows both staff and pupils. The only identified member is Elizabeth McMahon standing to left of the teacher in the middle line.

We would welcome additional names; teaching staff or pupils, can you help?

Image courtesy of Norman Amos (son of Elizabeth McMahon).

Staithes School 1912

Neil Suckling loaned us this photograph of the pupils of Staithes School and tells us Margaret Ward Verrill is one of the students do you know any of the others? Yvonne Holmes advises: “My great aunt, Mary Jane Eland was the infants mistress in 1909, I wonder if she is here?” The Archive can advise that Mary Jane Eland was a teacher at Staithes school in 1901 and 1911 (according to the Census of those years); interestingly she must have travelled daily from Whitby as she is recorded as residing at 12 Baxtergate on both Census.

Image and details courtesy of Neil Suckling, thanks to Yvonne Holmes for the update. 

Hinderwell School – 1920 – Group 3

Carolyn Richards’ father Harry Grange, was 9 or 10 years old when this photograph of Group 3, Hinderwell Council School, was taken. He is standing on the back row, sixth from the left. On the third row, third from left is Winnie Grange (sister of Harry and Alan Grange). Alan Grange is the little boy with the white tie, fifth from the left, on the second row. John Cole advises: ”My gran (Mary Cole) is the girl middle of the picture dressed in black, left of the tall girl”. Annie Lowes tells us: ”Annie Lowes (the Station Master’s daughter) is the girl with ribbon in her hair, three girls from left of girl dressed in black. Her brother Robbie Lowes is also in the picture”.

Image courtesy of Carolyn Richards and updates on names. Also thanks to John Cole and Annie Lowes for the updates.

Staithes School

A class at the old school at Staithes, with Mr Mitchell the Headmaster; some of whom still live in the village.

Back row: Richard Birch, Dick Crooks, Jackie Slater, Raymond Marsay, Chris Cummins, John Conn, Eric Hansell, Mr Mitchell (Teacher).

Middle row: George Hugill, Bobby Leng, Tommy Roe, Gordon Lewis, Gertrude Verrill, Mary Hustler, John Dowson, Ernie Dunn, Willie Wright, John Cole.

Front row: Sheila Marsay, Hilda Tyreman, Marg Trattles, Dorothy Porritt, Lov Harrison, Marg ’Luvvy’ Verrill, Laura Pearson, Jean Harrison, Eileen Elmore, Mary Verrill.

After asking for potential names, the responses filled the gaps; comments included; from Jackie Roe-Lawton: “Tommy Roe – my dad”, as well “Luvvy was my Sunday School teacher at the Congregational Chapel, just up from her house. She was always dressed VERY conservatively, even for 1960’s Staithes, until her mother; who she lived with, died. She was the talk of the village – she wore lipstick (Shock! Horror!), perfume and skirts where you could see her calves!! Also clothes that were bright colours! I vividly remember her being the talk of the village. When my mam stuck up for her; saying she was a woman full grown and surely she could do what she wanted; she was given what can only be called “old Fashioned Looks” by the Staithes women. Who forgave her – because she was from Middlesbrough, via Whitby (the family was evacuated during the World War II) – and she possibly couldn’t know any better!! I can’t be sure if Luvvy was so much under her mother’s thumb that she dared not dress herself as she wished when her mam was alive. She was a lovely kind person and a very good Sunday School teacher.”, Marion Smith with: “My dad Willie Wright still lives at Staithes”, as well as Bessie Hall with: “Thanks to Pat and Kay Heagney we hopefully named all the people on picture. My mam was on front row Dorothy Porritt.”

Image courtesy of Mr. Ray Conn, thanks to Nina Edminson and Jackie Roe-Lawton for the updates. Also many thanks to Bessie Hall who with Pat and Kay Heagney who filled all the spaces left.